Warm weather, white sand and blue water all work together to make summertime in Jupiter, FL, one of the most beautiful times of year in our city. However, summertime also brings about the beginning of hurricane season. When you’re finalizing your hurricane preparedness plan, make sure that you’re also taking steps to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for hurricane season.
1. Accounting for Debris
During a hurricane, strong winds will throw all sorts of debris around your yard, potentially damaging your heating and cooling system. If any of this debris, whether it be tree branches, sticks or lawn furniture strikes your HVAC system, you may need immediate HVAC repair. During hurricane season, make regular trips around your yard to make sure that there are no items lying around that can damage the outside HVAC unit.
2. Invest in Straps
In the most extreme hurricanes, your HVAC system can blow off of the pad where it rests. There’s no way to measure the amount of damage that an uprooted HVAC system can suffer or cause. Fortunately, you can find hurricane straps at virtually any hardware store in our area, ensuring that you can strap down your exterior unit and prevent it from suffering damage in extreme winds.
3. Have an HVAC System Cover on Hand
Not only should you consider investing in hurricane straps, but you may also want to consider purchasing a high-quality cover for your HVAC unit. Mesh HVAC covers can be used year-round, protecting your outside unit from blowing leaves, sticks, and other debris. This cover can help protect the internal components of your HVAC system.
If a hurricane hits Jupiter, FL, and the surrounding areas, it’s a good idea to have one of our service techs inspect your system after the storm. Call Miklos Air, Inc. today to find out more about prepping your system for storms and ask about all of our HVAC services.
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